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Rep. Fattah Introduces Legislation To Advance Agenda For Science, Education, Innovation And Competitiveness

Here is the legislation supporting science, education, innovation and competitiveness that Fattah has introduced so far in the 113 th Congress:

  • The Student Bill of Rights, H.R. 378, provides for adequate and equitable educational opportunities for students in State public school systems. It would ensure that all students have access to adequate resources to meet ambitious academic standards. For the first time ever, states will have an annual report card on which to be judged for their ability to provide educational resources for all students.
  • The Fiscal Fairness Act, H.R. 379 is a major amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to assure comparability of opportunity for educationally disadvantaged students. It closes a loophole in federal law to compel school districts to provide equitable funding for high-poverty school districts.
  • The Communities Committed to College Tax Credit Act , H.R. 380, provides an income tax credit to encourage private contributions to education trusts used to provide need-based college scholarships. Fattah partnered with Delaware Senator Chris Coons (D) last year to introduce this bill, designed to stimulate private investment in scholarship funding trusts to benefit generations of American students who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford a college education. Income from these trusts may be used only to provide college scholarships to students who have demonstrated financial need.
  • The REAL Act, H.R. 381 , requires long-term cost benefit analyses of introduced bills.  This bill would direct the Congressional Budget Office, which current calculates the "cost" or "savings" of proposed legislation to also determine the effects of legislation on the nation's global competitiveness.
  • The Common Core State Standards Initiative, H.Res. 43, puts the House on record in favor of this Initiative which champions the state-led development of common standards in core subjects for students in grades K-12. The Initiative presents a significant opportunity for states to collectively develop and adopt a core set of academic standards in mathematics and English/language arts. At present, each state operates under its own set of academic standards, with no uniform guidelines. Consequently, students in each state are held to widely varying standards.
  • Year of the Federal Lab, H.Res. 44, puts the House on record that federal laboratories have been and continue to be on the cutting edge of scientific and technological advancement. It supports the designation of 2013 as the "Year of the Federal Lab". Fattah serves as Co-Chair of the new bipartisan House Science and National Labs Caucus. The resolution recognizes that one key to maintaining U.S. innovation and competitiveness in a global economy is to continue support for federally sponsored research and development.
  • Supporting U.S. Global Leadership in STEM H.Res. 45 declares that it is imperative that the United States create a clear vision and goal to be the world leader in innovation, science, technology, engineering, and math to ensure the continued strength, growth, and vitality of this Nation.

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

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